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Kukkura-vatika: dog-imitator: (🤖 10m)
ascetics imitating animals have bad rebirth. Take someone who develops
the dog observance fully and uninterruptedly. They develop a dog’s
ethics, a dog’s mentality, and a dog’s behavior fully and
When their body breaks up, after death, they’re reborn in the company of
But if they have such a view: ‘By this precept or observance or
mortification or spiritual life, may I become one of the gods!’ This is
their wrong view.
An individual with wrong view is reborn in one of two places, I say:
hell or the animal realm.
So if the dog observance succeeds it leads to rebirth in the company of
dogs, but if it fails it leads to hell.”